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October 15, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal resources and funds were made available today to support hurricane response efforts in Florida under an emergency declaration issued by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action this evening following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's expedited request for emergency assistance because of Hurricane Irene, which began affecting Florida's southwest coast yesterday.
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